I love how Katie and Joaquin first met. I don't think its too often that your mom is the one to set you up with your future husband, but this just happened to be the case for Katie. After Katie's mom had met Joaquin a few times at her work, she knew that these two would be a good match. Katie's mom convinced Katie to go on a blind date with Joaquin and I guess you could say the rest is history!
I was lucky enough to know Katie from high school and I think most people can say she is one of the sweetest people in the world. When she contacted me after she and Joaquin got engaged I couldn't have been more excited to be the one to document their love story. This past fall, I got to meet Joaquin for the first time when we met for their engagement session. Sometimes the men can be a little shy and nervous at first but Joaquin was so friendly and up for whatever I had planned for the shoot. It wasn't until after that amazing evening at Pemberton Historical Park that I was so anxious for their wedding day to be here.
What they had planned sounded amazing and every last minute I spent with these two on their wedding day was no disappointment. I loved how they incorporated Joaquin's hispanic background and family traditions into the reception. And I'll tell you one thing, Joaquin and his family are amazing dancers! It was hard to even keep up with them through the lens of my camera! They just moved around on that dance floor so quick and with such ease! I guess what Im trying to say is that I need dance lessons from Katie and Joaquin....
It was so obvious that these two are meant for each other. Not only through the way they connected with each other but through the love and joy I saw pouring from their family and friends that day. Katie was drying the tears from her bridesmaids eyes right before she walked down the aisle and seeing the smiles light up on, not only Joaquins face but all of their families, when Katie made her grand entrance was beyond perfect.
Katie and Joaquin, thank you a million times over for letting me be a small part of your beautiful day. I wish you all the best and can't wait to see whats next for you two as husband and wife!